With Prince Fielder on the move to Texas, Miguel Cabrera wouldn’t mind moving back across the diamond next season. Cabrera, who played third base for the Detroit Tigers the past two seasons with Fielder at first base, has told the Tigers “I want to play first base,” according to Venezuelan newspaper El Universal. It would seem like a logical move for the Tigers to move Cabrera back to first base, where he played for much of his career for the Tigers before Fielder came on board, considering concerns with his age (30) and health. That would leave an opening at third base for Detroit, which prospect Nick Castellanos could fill. He originally was a third baseman before moving to the outfield in the Tigers’ farm system in 2012.
Report: Miguel Cabrera told Tigers he wants to play first base
Detroit Free Press | Nov 28